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Invertebrate Medicine

Looks set to become the standard reference on invertebrate veterinary care

By: Gregory A Lewbart

508 pages, 20 colour plates, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Nov 2011 | Edition: 2 | #197246 | ISBN-13: 9780813817583
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Invertebrate Medicine, Second Edition offers a thorough update to the most comprehensive book on invertebrate husbandry and veterinary care. Including pertinent biological data for invertebrate species, the book's emphasis is on providing state-of-the-art information on medicine and the clinical condition. "Invertebrate Medicine", Second Edition is an invaluable guide to the medical care of both captive and wild invertebrate animals.

Coverage includes sponges, jellyfish, anemones, corals, mollusks, starfish, sea urchins, crabs, crayfish, lobsters, shrimp, hermit crabs, spiders, scorpions, and many more, with chapters organized by taxonomy. New chapters provide information on reef systems, honeybees, butterfly houses, conservation, welfare, and sources of invertebrates and supplies. "Invertebrate Medicine", Second Edition is an essential resource for veterinarians in zoo animal, exotic animal and laboratory animal medicine; public and private aquarists; and aquaculturists.


Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Porifera
Chapter 3. Coelenterates
Chapter 4. Reef Systems (new chapter to focus on corals/other marine invertebrates in captivity)
Chapter 5. Platyhelminths
Chapter 6. Gastropods
Chapter 7. Cephalopods
Chapter 8. Bivalves
Chapter 9. Annelids
Chapter 10. Limulus
Chapter 11. Spiders
Chapter 12. Scorpions
Chapter 13. Crustaceans
Chapter 14. Myriapods
Chapter 15. Insects
Chapter 16. Honey Bees (new chapter)
Chapter 17. Butterfly Houses(new chapter)
Chapter 18. Nematodes
Chapter 19. Chaetognaths
Chapter 20. Echinoderms
Chapter 21. Urochordates
Chapter 22. Diagnostic Techniques and Sample Handling
Chapter 23. Laws and Regulations
Chapter 24. Euthanasia (1E covered as an appendix; separate chapter now appropriate)
Chapter 25. Welfare (new chapter)

Appendix A. Sources of invertebrates and supplies (new appendix)
Appendix B. Neoplasia
Appendix C. Reportable Diseases

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Gregory A. Lewbart M.S., V.M.D., Dipl. ACZM, Professor of Aquatic Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University

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